According to official stats released by the ATP on Wednesday, the 2014 edition of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals became the best-attended event in the tournament’s four-and-a-half decade history.
The tournament welcomed 263,560 fans during the eight days of the tournament, which surpasses the previous attendance record set in 2012 by 331 visitors.
Another released stat was the increase in live streaming on TennisTv.com, which saw 5.8 million total streams – a 29% increase from last season.
“The O2 in London continues to provide a terrific home for our season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals,” said Chris Kermode, ATP Executive Chairman & President. “The support that the tournament gets from fans in the UK and worldwide has been phenomenal and we’re delighted to have set both new attendance and digital viewership records this year.”
This year, fans witnessed world No. 1 Novak Djokovic complete another perfect run at the year-end championships to lift his third title in four years. He won the title via walkover once Roger Federer was forced to withdraw with a back injury.
The Final Showdown will return to the O2 in London in 2015.